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With Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade all under one roof, a matchup between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers is typically one of the season's most anticipated contests. What transpired at last weekend's All-Star game has only amplified the rivalry. The basketball world will be transfixed on Sunday's matinee between the Lakers and Heat at Staples Center after Wade gave Bryant a concussion and a nasal fracture with a hard foul in last weekend's exhibition showcase. Bryant is again expected to wear a mask to protect his tender nose after being hit across the face and bloodied by Wade on a drive to the basket in the Western Conference's All-Star game victory. He had headaches and nausea shortly after getting hurt and his concussion was diagnosed Tuesday. Wade has said that he apologized to Bryant multiple times for the foul and insisted that it wasn't intentional. Bryant has acknowledged that Wade didn't intend to injure, but it's uncertain how his teammates will respo...
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